Every cricket fan knows that cricket is one of the entertaining sports to watch and play in the world. Cricket showed its potential to the world when it came in the list of highest watched sports all around the world. Cricket now has reached the various distanced parts of all the thanks to the new and modern technology of live streaming.
There have been many good players in cricket over the years. But among them is Virat Kohli, who is the king of cricket in the world. He was given this title as he is a great player and has broken many records in cricket.
Who Is Virat Kohli?
He is the Captain of the Indian Cricket Team, universally known as Virat Kohli. He is one of the most famous Cricketers in India. His life journey has been everything that might be expected from an Indian cricketer from Delhi’s Delhi cricket academy to play for his country.
Virat Kohli’s professional career started in 2008 in the IPL, the famous league of cricket in the world. From there, he was called up to the Indian side in limited-overs format away against Afghanistan. By 2012, he had firmly established himself in the Test format and has since become a household name across India and internationally. He was bought from Royal Challengers Bangalore in a sum of 14 crores for a limited period in 2013.
Why Is He Referred As King Of Cricket?
Virat Kohli is known as the king of cricket based on his numerous achievements in the game. His contribution to the game makes him one of its most revered players. He is the only Indian Captain to have achieved a century in all three formats of International Cricket, namely test cricket, limited-overs cricket and Twenty20. Not only is Virat among the best batsman, but he also has been ranked as one of the top all-rounders in the world. In 2017, he was voted as the second-highest all-rounder by ICC after his impressive performance against South Africa in the Tests and ODI series.
His performance with the bat has been excellent thus far. With each passing season, he is scoring more runs than the previous. His ability to play pace bowlers is incredible. He can attack or defend accordingly, which has brought him to the heart of every cricket lover across India. His batting technique has become so strong that his playing of spinners is now recognized as one of his best attributes.
Achievements Of Virat Kohli
In 2017, Virat became the fastest to score 10,000 ODI runs in 187 innings. In 2016, he became the quickest batsman to reach 11000 runs in just 205 innings. In December 2015, he scored his first double century in Test Cricket against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground. Since his international debut, he has been a part of many world cup victories with the Indian team and has become a household name across India and internationally. He holds the record for the maximum number of centuries in World Cups.
He is the only player to score seven consecutive fifty-plus scores during ODIs at home (India). He has scored five centuries in 5 consecutive Tests at home, one of which was an unbeaten 303 against Australia in the 2013-14 Border-Gavaskar Trophy series. In January 2014, he became the first player to score a double century in a One-Day International.
He is one of only three players who have scored more than 1000 runs in Tests before turning 22, joining Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting. He is the first batsman to score 200-plus scores four times before turning 23. He has managed 11 Test centuries before turning 23. Kohli has scored 47 international tons, including 47 ODI tons, an all-time record.
Cricket At Young Age
Virat Kohli started his cricketing career playing in the Delhi Under-14 team. His first international century came when he was just 20 years old. He scored an unbeaten 115 against Sri Lanka in the 2008 Asia Cup. After that, there has been no stopping him. He has worked very hard and has sacrificed to reach where he is now.
He inspires millions and is probably more loved than any active cricketer today. His hard work on the field and his achievements speak volumes about the journey he has gone through and his passion for cricket which will see him continue to scale greater heights as a player as time goes by.